List of defunct social networking websites
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|43 Things||Goal setting and achievement||12,914||Closed on January 1, 2015|
|Advogato||Free and open source software developers||From 1999 till 2017 |
|Avatars United||Online games||22,686,225||Open|
|Beeso.fr||French black community||Open|
|Bolt||Teen community website||Open|
|Boomj.com||Those born 1956-1965 (baby boomers)||Merged with another site|
|Boredat||Anonymous social network for U.S. college students||Shut down December 31, 2016|
|Classical Lounge||Classical music lovers||Sold to investors 2009, closed 2011|
|DailyBooth||Photo-blogging site where users upload a photo every day|
|eConozco||Bought by Xing||Open|
|FitFinder||Anonymous UK student microblogging website.||322,113||Open|
|Formspring||Social Q&A website||290,000,000||Open|
|FriendFeed||Feed aggregator||1,683||Closed on October 2, 2007|
|Friends Reunited||Social networking based upon the theme of reunion||1,210 (UK)||Closed on February 26, 2016|
|Friendster||Social networking website||279,801 (August 2017[update])||Closed on June 14, 2015 (as a site), January 1, 2019 (as a company)|
|Google Buzz||Social networking, microblogging and messaging tool that was developed by Google||Discontinued December 15, 2011 and replaced by Google+|
|Grono.net||Discussion forums, sharing photos, links to cultural events in particular cities, the sale of property and job searches.||542,386 (April 2014[update])||Closed on July 1, 2012|
|Heello||Social network service and microblogging||Discontinued on June 24, 2014|
|Hyves||Social (Dutch)||10,300,000||Closed in 2013; the Telegraaf Media Group announced it would reform Hyves from a social network platform to an exclusive gaming platform. All users had the ability to download their social profile. On December 1, 2013 all the non-downloaded accounts were removed.|
|iTunes Ping||Music-oriented social networking and recommender system service||Discontinued September 30, 2012|
|iWiW||Hungarian social networking||Discontinued on June 30, 2014|
|Jaiku||Social networking, micro-blogging and lifestreaming service||Bought by Google in 2007; closed in 2012|
|LunarStorm||Swedish social networking website for teenagers||It has been abandoned|
|Meerkat||Broadcast live video streaming through mobile devices||Discontinued on October 4, 2016|
|Me2day||Microblogging and social networking service in South Korea||Discontinued on June 30, 2014|
|Mobli||Social mobile photo and video-sharing website||Shutdown in 2016|
|Mugshot||Social network aggregator from Red Hat, with compatible desktop software and an official Firefox plugin||Open|
|My Opera||Blogging, mobile blogging, photo sharing, connecting with friends, Opera Link and Opera Unite. Global||Discontinued on March 2014|
|Netlog||Belgian social networking website specifically||Shutdown in 2015 |
|Natter Social Network||micro-microblogging||Closed on July 29, 2016|
|Orkut||First Social networking site by Google||Closed on September 30, 2014 |
|Piczo||A social networking and blogging website for teens; bought by Posh Media Group||Shutdown in November 2012|
|PlanetAll||Social network, calendar and address site founded in 1996 purchased by Amazon.com in 1998 but closed down in 2000||1,500,000||Shut down on July 2, 2000|
|Posterous||Blogging platform||Shut down on April 30, 2013|
|Pownce||Microblogging application (similar to Twitter)||Shut down on December 15, 2008|
|Qaiku||Micro-blogging and lifestreaming service comparable to Twitter and Jaiku||Shut down on October 15, 2012|
|Sixdegrees.com||230,000||Open to previous members|
|So.cl||A content sharing platform for millennials, made by Microsoft FUSE Labs.||Closed in March 2017|
|Stickam||Live video streaming and chat.||Closed on January 30, 2013|
|Surfbook||Early Dutch social networking service which closed in 2004. Alleged inventor of the Like button.|
|Taltopia||Online artistic community, connected aspiring artists with fans and talent industry professionals.||Launched in Los Angeles, California on February 28, 2008. Last active sometime in 2014.|
|tvtag||Social networking website and mobile app for television fans||Shut down on December 19, 2013|
|Windows Live Spaces||Blogging (formerly MSN Spaces)||120,000,000||Shut down on March 16, 2011.|
|Wretch||Taiwanese community web site||Shut down on 26 December 2013.|
|Yahoo! 360°||Linked to Yahoo! IDs, closed everywhere except at Yahoo! Vietnam.||Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)|
|Yahoo! Kickstart||Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Connecting students & Alumni||Open to students and alumni at specific colleges and universities (Yahoo! login)|
|Yahoo! Mash||Linked to Yahoo! IDs. Closed.||Open to people 18 and older (Yahoo! login)|
|Yahoo! Meme||Microblogging site launched by the Yahoo Latin America team||Discontinued on May 25, 2012|
|Yik Yak||Allowed people to create and view discussion threads within a 5-mile radius||Closed on May 5, 2017|
|Zoopy||Allowed people to share videos, photos and audio clips||2012(?)|
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- "State of the Gato Address for 2017".
- Alexa Traffic Details for AvatarsUnited.com 27 July 2011
- Alexa Traffic Details for TheFitFinder.co.uk 23 May 2010
- "Hackers release more than 420,000 Formspring passwords". BNO News. 11 July 2012. Retrieved 11 July 2012.
- "friendfeed.com Traffic Statistics". alexa.com. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- "Friendster.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2015-03-16.
- "Grono.net Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 1 April 2014.
- "8 soziale Netzwerke, die total gefloppt sind - watson".
- "Adeus ao Orkut". brasil.googleblog.com. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 5 November 2017.
- Trenholm, Richard (8 March 2017). "Microsoft closes So.cl social network". CNET. Retrieved 8 March 2017.
- BBC News - Facebook sued over 'like' button, February 11, 2013
- Windows Live Spaces Fact Sheet - August 2006 Retrieved 3 May 2008
- Yang Decides To Shut Down Yahoo360 - "Worldwide uniques were 10.5 million in october, 2007, but that was down 22 percent from the year before." -- TechCrunch: October 23, 2007